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“Excellent View, Lovely Family”
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Hotel Rene
Ranked #3 of 11 Megali Ammos B&B and Inns
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Oslo, Norway
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78 reviews
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“Excellent View, Lovely Family”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

This calm and tranquil hotel is located on a really steep hill, but it's still close to both the beach and Skiathos Town, and the view is truly amazing! The place is run by a really warm and attentive Greek family; they are really nice people that you can trust will treat you well. There is a nice pool area and a bar that serves simple yet delicious greek dishes as well as a home made lemonade made from the lemons that grow on-site.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Berkhamsted
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

This was our third trip to Skiathos so we selected our accomodation with care and we weren't disappointed. Hotel Rene is ideally located just above the town so that it's easy to walk out and back for dinner in the evenings (yes, the hill is steep but perfectly do-able). We particularly liked Taverna Thessaloniki on the beach, Kon Tiki above the old harbour - best fish ever - and Lyhnari near the top of the main street, behind the school. Being up a bit from the main road means that it's quiet and there are wonderful views across the bay from the balconies and from the pool area and breakfast terrace/bar. The room was very comfortable and the owners couldn't be more friendly. There's parking which is useful as it's worth having a car at least some of the time to get to the quieter beaches in the north. Loved it and will definitely stay here again (the only reason for not giving it 5/5 for everything is that my husband found the beds a bit hard).

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Hi to the lovely Family at Hotel Rene, thanks for a lovely stay. We had room 402 what a view it was outstanding. Everything about the hotel is great, clean, food nice, white wine a large glass for 2 Euros excellent and there homemade lemonade with lemons from there garden ,lovely.
The hill is very steep and so hard to get back up it in the heat, but you get used to it. Make sure you go through the garden and down to the town, bus stop, beach etc that way, we didn’t the first couple of days and the road we used was so steep.
Skiathos is so lovely, very pretty, great harbour with the old port being the best, cobbled streets, lovely taverners it has the lot to make a great holiday.
We ate out every evening, our favourite place was the Alexandros taverna in a side street in the town, Greek musicians and dancing, great food and wine all on the cobbled streets with fairy lights so romantic.
We also loved very much our meal in the restaurant on Meggali beach which is located just across the road when you get to the bottom of the hill. It’s called Exandas with candles in the trees, the sea in front of you and such lovely staff, you must go there. The warm bread and dips so good.
Just a bit further up from there is the Taverna Twighlight, again so pretty, great food and lovely staff.
Go to the old port and watch the water taxis coming and going with a wine at “Suga” on the comfy sofas.
We have never been anywhere where the people are so nice and friendly as in Skiathos.
So do go to Skiathos and do go to Hotel Rene you will love it,
Now on a bad note, we had a lot of trouble with Olympica and Small planet arriving and departing ( Please read separate review ) We would not advise you to travel with this people.

Room Tip: We thought our room 402 had the best view,but they all have a good view
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ohrigstad, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013

We booked 3 nights at Hotel Rene and ended staying for 12!! A wonderful place for rest and relaxation. The hotel is located above the town of Skiathos with stunning views across Meggali Ammos Beach and the ocean. Very friendly and helpful owners - in particular - Sotiris. They called us by name at breakfast the first morning, gave hints and tips on everything from best beaches to restaurants.

The rooms are typically Greek, but quite spacious and very clean. Balcony (some with patio) with lovely view over pool area and the ocean. Large rimflow pool with sunbeds - so perfect that some days we did not even go the beach.

The town is a ten minute walk down the mountain (with a steep climb back up - useful to burn those calories ingested at dinner time!). The bus stop - with regular busses to the beaches - also about 5 minutes walk down. Meggali Ammos Beach is a ten minute walk as well.

all in all, I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

We loved our stay at the Hotel Rene so much. The view from every angle was breathtaking and our balcony was large with a cool lounger chair too. All the rooms face out to the sea!

The rooms have everything you need. They're not luxury but the price is so cheap and we spent most of our time looking at the sea views and not the room! They're kept very clean by the friendly maids and we had no complaints.

The hotel is set on quite a steep hill, which was not a problem for us. We enjoyed the 10 minute walk into Town. It was really cool to be so close to all the tavernas, harbour and nightlife, yet tucked away in the hillside too.

We hired a jeep one day too (30 euros) which we were able to park at the hotel no problem. It was nice to get around Skiathos to see the other side of the island. However we both agreed that we were staying in the right area after seeing the other side.

The owner is helpful and really friendly. He knows everyone by name it seems which is a nice touch. Nothing is a problem for him.

We had breakfast every day at the hotel which was really good. Bread, eggs, cold meats, toast, Greek yogurt, fruit etc... Can't ask for more really. The bar prices were fairly good too (2 euros for a bottle of Mythos). The only improvement we could think of would be for the bar to have draught beer, and some music in the evenings. It was very quiet there, which was lovely, but some light chill out music would have been nice in the bar!

Skiathos is such a pretty Island and Hotel Rene is the perfect hotel to stay at for a relaxing, stress-free stay... We simply loved it, and we will go back!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We really enjoyed owr stay at Rene. The owner was friendly and helpful. The hotel is situated on a hill over Megali Ammos beach, providing great views. We were accommodated on the ground floor. Our room was neat and basic, with huge furnished veranda with fantastic view over the bay. The walk to Skiathos town center is 10 minutes, in less than 5 minutes you have bakeries, giros, shops. Megali Ammos is perfect for those ones who prefer quiet surroundings, but also to have restaurants and historical sites within walking distance. It is also a good starting point for investigating the island and its marvelous beaches, as the bus stop is in few minutes walk. I will definately return to Skiathos and stay again at Rene hotel. Becides, the prices are very reasonable.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2013

First trip to the region, will definitely return. Hotel Rene was everything our party expected, plus more. Exceptional service from all hotel and restaurant staff, really could not do enough to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Food quality excellent, facilities superb, rooms immaculate. Overall great value for money.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Rene
Address: Megali Ammos 370 02, Greece
Region: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos > Megali Ammos
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Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Megali Ammos
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Rene 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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